ECB policymaker Kazimir charged with bribery, denies wrongdoing

ECB policymaker Kazimir charged with bribery, denies wrongdoing
Peter Kazimir, when Slovakia's Finance Minister, attends the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China January 15, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby YipKazimir and his lawyer confirm report of charges filedSlovak central bank governor denies any wrongdoingMedia report says he carried bribe to tax authority chiefCase related to period when Kazimir was finance ministerPRAGUE, Oct 12 (Reuters) -… Read More

Colombia fiscal deficit may be lower than expected, says finance minister

Colombia fiscal deficit may be lower than expected, says finance minister
BOGOTA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Colombia’s 2021 fiscal deficit may be lower than previously projected thanks to the recovery of oil prices and better economic growth, Finance Minister Jose Manuel Restrepo said on Tuesday, without giving a new estimate.The Andean country’s government has predicted a fiscal deficit of 8.6% of GDP and economic growth of… Read More

India’s Zee questions motives of Invesco over its push for shakeup

India’s Zee questions motives of Invesco over its push for shakeup
A guard stands next to a banner of Zee television outside a film studio in Mumbai, India, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo/File PhotoNEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - India's Zee (ZEE.NS) on Tuesday said top shareholder Invesco's opposition to a proposed merger of the TV network with Sony's (6758.T) India unit is hypocritical because… Read More

Southwest Airlines sees mostly normal operations Tuesday

Southwest Airlines sees mostly normal operations Tuesday
Passengers check in for a Southwest Airlines flight at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, U.S., October 11, 2021 . REUTERS/Joe SkipperWASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said it expects "more normal" operations on Tuesday after it canceled more than 2,200 flights since Saturday.The U.S. airline said had approximately 90 cancellations on Tuesday… Read More

UPDATE 1-Fed’s Bostic says pandemic pressures pose risks for long-term inflation expectations

UPDATE 1-Fed’s Bostic says pandemic pressures pose risks for long-term inflation expectations
FILE PHOTO: President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Raphael W. Bostic speaks at a European Financial Forum event in Dublin, Ireland February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne (Reuters) -U.S. inflation is above the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target and policymakers need to watch carefully to ensure that pandemic-induced pressures do… Read More

U.S. asks judge to keep accused Capitol rioter in jail ahead of trial

U.S. asks judge to keep accused Capitol rioter in jail ahead of trial
Newly-installed razor wire tops the unscalable fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the January 6th riot and ahead of the upcoming inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Tuesday asked a federal judge to order continued pre-trial detention for a man charged… Read More

U.N.’s Carney calls for multilateral development banks to up climate ambition

U.N.’s Carney calls for multilateral development banks to up climate ambition
Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks during a news conference at the Bank of England in London, December 1, 2015.REUTERS/Suzanne PlunkettCarney calls for backing for scalable programmesAnything less than $100 bln/yr is 'niche'Carney says private sector to propose plan at COP26LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The world's multilateral development banks need to "up their… Read More

Australian tour battlers desperate to tee off again after COVID purgatory

Australian tour battlers desperate to tee off again after COVID purgatory
MELBOURNE, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Having had his livelihood taken away and two peak playing years wiped out by COVID-19, Australian golfer Matt Griffin is eager to rejoin the professional ranks but also anxious his game may never return to its pre-pandemic highs.The 38-year-old Melbourne man is one of scores of Australian professionals hoping to… Read More